Nature/ Type: Innovative silicone colouring mat in room-arrangement theme
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 3 year-old ++
Who would love this: Colouring and Art & Craft lovers. I love how HeyDoodle incorporates story-telling and design layout elements in the set!
“Story Stacks - Fire Station” is a creation that is uniquely HeyDoodle. It inventively explores 3D visual concept using silicone colouring mats. We found this refreshing, fun, like nothing we had ever seen before!
Why I love ❤️ this set:
(1) 8 Room Tiles -You get 8 silicone room tiles; each in a shape of modular hexagon. The room design gives a three-dimensional visual space from a two-point perspective, which reminds me of an interior-designer portfolio with meticulous details. We had marvellous time admiring the room; there is a vehicle storage space with fire truck, “changing room” with firefighter garments and gears, brigade training room, firehouse gym with fitness equipment, dorm room with bunk beds, lavatory, and a food pantry. Best of all, there is a tile with an “empty space” for you to design your desired space for the firefighters!
(2) Create & Arrange - This is an activity where two or more kids (or adults) can collaborate design ideas. I LOVE working side-by-side with my girl, filling-out the rooms with colours that make us happy. I love arranging the room in different layouts. We have interesting discussion about what is the BEST way to build a functional fire station that can respond to an emergency quickest (perhaps fire truck should place right next to the changing / equipment room, but the girl thinks it’s a great idea to have the food pantry next to it too - “just in case anyone needs to grab a banana for a quick “energy snack” while on the way to the fire!”).
(3) Character Tokens - The set includes 8 double-sided character tokens to encourage kids to “give lives” to the rooms. One side of the tokens shows the characters in their firefighter gear, the other side shows us the “everyday normal” appearance of these characters. My girl immediately dived into her story-telling mood, sharing a story about Penny and Sammy the firefighters who saved the day. I love the female representation in a commonly male-dominated career.
(4) Wipeable - Also included are 12 HeyDoodle fine-tip and non-toxic markers. These Story Stacks are reusable, washable, and wipeable with a slightly damp cloth. I also LOVE the travel-easy metal storage tin case.
# gifted in exchange for review
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